THE SCHOOL, WINNEBA SECONDARY SCHOOL
The history of Winneba Secondary (High) School began in 1949 when one Mr. Bortey established Ghana Secondary and Commercial Academy in Wiineba. This private school was housed in the Buckingham palace- like building opposite the office of the Electricity Company of Ghana (Old Site). As a result of managerial and financial problems, Mr. Borteys school children agitated for the take over of the school by Ghana education services. Caught inn the web of the nation wide students strike during the Positive Action and Civil Disobedience era, and under the impression that the school was one of Dr. Nkrumah’s schools, the students advocated for a new and efficient manager. When Dr. Nkrumah heard the clarion call of the students he quickly requested Mr. A. J. Dowuona Hammond to proceed from Peki Ghana Secondary School to Winneba in order to mobilize the striking students to form a new school.
With the help of the late Mr. Kofi Agyare, the propaganda secretary of the CPP, Winneba Constituency Mr. Hammond gathered 21 students made up of boys and girls, spreading from Form 1 to Form 3, to start a secondary school. The first school prefect of the school was Master Kingsley Kuranchie, who by dint of hard work rose through the ranks of the legal profession to become a High Court Judge. Coming events cat their shadows to say the old proverb.
The new school briefly occupying Yeboah Memorial House, moved to an abandoned wooden structure formerly used by the YMCA for the predominantly white officers of the Royal West African Frontier Force during the World War II. This structure was located on the premises of the south campus of the University of Education of Winneba.
After a while, the school relocated to the SCOA buildings, now known as the central campus of the University of Education of Winneba. Master J. Nunoo- Mensah, who became the school prefect here also, by dint of hard work, has risen to become the National Security Advisor To the third president of the fourth Republic of Ghana. In 1960 the school moved to its present premises. The current headmistress is Mrs. Cecilia Kwakye Cofie.
Our population has grown from the initial 21 students to …………….comprising ………….. boys ………… girls. Our corresponding staff strength of is ……………. (both teaching and non- teaching).
Academically, we are proud to record a steady improvement in our performance. 24 out of 29 subjects registered for the West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in 2007, the school recorded between 92.9%. Some of the students scored 7A’s while several others scored 5a’s & 3B’s. There was no total failure.
The school has begotten many illustrious son and daughters who occupy enviable positions in the judiciary, politics, business, academia, construction and industry.
Over the years, the school has won several awards by both staff and students. Currently, three members of our teaching staff are Central Regional Best Teaching Award winners in Science, Vocational and General Categories. Last year our students won central and western zonal championship trophy in Human Rights Quiz and took the third position at the National level. For two seasons running we were the runners- up for the National Milo soccer Championship 2005/ 2006.
ü The school boasts of a computer laboratory and a brand new old students (WOSA) sponsored internet café, manned by specially trained instructors.
ü The school has a Science Resource Center to enhance teaching and learning and also serves Senya Senior Secondary School and Obrachire Senior Secondary Technical.
ü The school has PTA clinic manned by two experienced and qualified nurses and a locum nurse. The clinic has male and female wards furnish with 12 beds. It also has an OPD.
ü The school has developed partnership with Olaus Petri High School in Sweden. Some staff and students have been exchanging visits with our Swedish counterparts.
ü Special counseling programmes dubbed “Home Room”: are organized every Thursday from 7:15am – 7:55am. At such programmes students psychological and emotional needs that interfere with academic work are addressed.
DISCE UT LABORES PRO PATRIA.
To become a world- class second cycle institution that produces graduates with exceptional leadership and innovative abilities to meet the ever changing and increasing man power needs of our dear nation, Ghana.
Harnessing qualified and motivated staff as well as material resources to create equal opportunities for young boys and girls to develop their inherent potential through;-
ü To attract, recruit and retain qualified teaching and non- teaching staff.
ü To improve professional and academic competence of staff through a sustainable staff development and training programme.
ü To promote a conducive learning environment that fosters excellence a spirit enquiry.
ü To promote the training of peer counselors and students leaders to augment the effort to teachers in the maintenance of discipline.
ü To develop and strengthen partnership with order individuals and organizations (in and outside Ghana) who share similar vision with the school.
ü To promote ICT literacy among staff and students to enable them use ICT resources for teaching and learning.
ü To ensure that all students graduate with acceptable academic results.
Sing the glory; sing the praise of your Alma matta deer Ye sons and daughters of WINNESEC students of the town of “sacred deer” In work and play her banner raise Defend the name without fear For the glory of the mother school All the alumni are proud to share We pledge to serve you always The mother we so revere That hearts and hands we dedicate To all aspects of our training here We pray that in all our school days We work play and worship here Our school motto we may well follow:
DISCE UT LABORES PRO PATRIA.